Morning, I want to ask about urology beds, my father was diagnosed with prostate, he is 77 years old, is it okay to undergo urological surgery? The doctor who handled his prostate said that he should have surgery but because of age, the doctor did not dare to take action, my father’s history of disease was only heart swelling due to age (one year of taking heart medication), mksi ..
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The prostate is a special gland in males and functions to produce seminal fluid to nourish and carry sperm. There are several types of diseases of the prostate, including:
Inflammation of the prostate or prostatitis
BPH or benign prostate hyperplasia
Regarding your father's case, age is actually not a barrier to prostate surgery, because prostate disease generally affects older men. What your doctor may mean specifically, is suppose that your father's disease is prostate cancer, the cancer has already moved to other organs and operating on it won't help. Or it could also be because doctors find other things such as heart problems, blood clotting disorders, high blood sugar levels and so on that make surgery difficult to do. Because even though your father's history is only heart swelling, there could be other abnormalities that have not been detected so far.
Our advice, because we also do not know specifically what prostate problem your father is suffering from, so to avoid misunderstanding, you can re-discuss with the doctor about any things that make your father inoperable and if it can't be operated on, steps what you and your family can take. Or if you are curious, you also have the right to know the second opinion of another urological surgeon, who might see your father's disease from a different perspective. However, keep supporting your father morally and materially, and keep trying to live a healthy lifestyle by staying away from stress, cigarette smoke, taking medication regularly, and consuming nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa